Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Tree! (finally)

Today it was a peaceful, sunny winter's day. Don't let the bright blue sky fool you! It is 2o below zero outside.

And since we obviously weren't going to trek out and try out our new sled I thought I would take some pictures of our tree~ I wish I would have done this sooner because most ornaments have been moved, raised or completely removed by little hands then big hands. Better late than never though.


I have no idea where half of my lovely ripped up linen ribbons I made last year ended up in the basement, but they definitely weren't with the ornaments. So I think I will make a few more next year.

We got a sparkly new glitter glass star this year which was very exciting to place at the top!


With the exception of a handful of glass ornaments and the initial ornaments our collection is a steadily growing number of antique handblown ornaments in shades of blue and pink. Here are a few of my favorites:











I like to sprinkle in a handful of glitter glass items from the incredible Wendy Addison as well.


Our latest additions were 6 of these mercury glass ornaments that we found at HomeSense for $5 each! I love the color and huge scale.






After the holidays I think I may have to round up a few more of these huge globe lights I bought at Restoration Hardware. I think an entire tree covered in these would just glow!
Someone waiting to see if she is on the "nice list" (I think she just might be...)

I know most of blog land is on holidays tomorrow, but we will be here sharing some birthday pics and hopefully part 2 to our post below~

18 comments:

Amber said...

omg it is gorgeous!!! And you take the best pictures! Love it Holly!

Erin said...

WOW, your tree is nothing short of breathtaking!!!!

Cori said...

Your tree topper is so much like what I've been looking for. Where did you find it?

Ms.Cupcake said...

lovely Holly! love the mercury glass :) Stunning pics as always!

Mrs. Dew said...

Gorgeous tree! It amazes me that you found ornaments to match your home perfectly!!! I love Wren looking outside!

The Berlin Wall said...

WOW! How beautiful! Your decorations match your house and style perfectly!!

Erin Kathleen said...

Beautiful tree!

MrsKBJ said...

Looks beautiful Holly! Enjoy your Birthday and the Holidays!!

Jess said...

I LOVE it! So beautiful! Can't wait for post number 2!

Jess said...

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Amanda said...

"Finally" is right! I've been waiting (impatiently) on this! ;)

Looks absolutely lovely! Please please please share where you found your tree topper??? It is EXACTLY what we wanted for our tree and couldn't find anything even remotely similar anywhere. Those linen ribbons, I'm going copy-cat on that for our tree next year. :)

I'm sure Santa has Wren at the top of his nice list. What a doll.

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!! The topper is from Pottery Barn and was $39~ I don't see it online, but it is instore.

*Happy Holidays*

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. I adore your blog!

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas to you and to that little darling daughter of yours!

xo
Claudia

qurtubhy said...

option u can buy a Maytag dishwasher parts on holiday to backup on your home &garden equipment

Olivea said...

Beautiful tree! Merry Christmas!

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE that you have so much teal/blue in your tree!!!! *to die for*
I hope you have a brilliant yule time with your family!!! Lots of love from me here in Norway!

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous photos!

 
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